Mini Book + Art

Once a month, tune in here to head to our YouTube channel on the premiere date to watch a bilingual storytime presented by a Museum educator and the Palm Beach County Library. Listen to the book reading and then focus on a work of art from the Museum's collection. Participants can reserve a copy of the featured book at any Palm Beach County Library System location or at

This program is offered in English and Spanish; online, the program is also interpreted in American Sign Language.

YouTube Channel

July 21

Book: Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx / Sonia Sotomayor: la juez que creció en el Bronx by Jonah Winter

Art: For the Record: Celebrating Art by Women Exhibition

SummaryBefore Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor took her seat in our nation's highest court, she was just a little girl in the South Bronx. Justice Sotomayor didn't have a lot growing up, but she had what she needed -- her mother's love, a will to learn, and her own determination. With bravery she became the person she wanted to be. With hard work she succeeded. With little sunlight and only a modest plot from which to grow, Justice Sotomayor bloomed for the whole world to see. 
- Winter, Jonah. Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx. Atheneum Books for Young Readers (November 10, 2009).

Upcoming Stories

Premieres June 16 / 10am

Book:   Thank you, Omu! / ¡Gracias, Omu! By Oge Mora + Super Blue Omu by Njideka Akunyili Crosby 

Everyone in the neighborhood dreams of a taste of Omu's delicious stew! One by one, they follow their noses toward the scrumptious scent. And one by one, Omu offers a portion of her meal. Soon the pot is empty. Has she been so generous that she has nothing left for herself? 

- Mora, Oge. Thank you, Omu! Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; Illustrated edition (October 2, 2018) 

Art:  Njideka Akunyili Crosby's Super Blue Omu

The artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby was born in Nigeria in 1983 and currently lives in Los Angeles. She creates collages and transfers photographs onto her work to make her paintings that often have a theme of cultural identity.  

Reserve a copy

Thank you, Omu! / ¡Gracias, Omu! By Oge Mora

NJIDEKA AKUNYILI CROSBY (Nigerian, born 1983) Super Blue Omo, 2016 Acrylic, transfers, colored pencil and collage on paper Purchase, through the generosity of Jim and Irene Karp, 2016.178

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Reading the book in advance is recommended.